March 15, 2020
by Mimi Holtz
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Springtime and COVID19 on the Avocado Farm

Hello, Friends!  Once again it is springtime in the avocado grove!  Our long-awaited rain has finally arrived in March.  Weeds and wild flowers are growing!  During the past year we have been taking out older trees and replacing them with … Continue reading

Blooming avocado tree

May 9, 2018
by Mimi Holtz
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Avocado Trees are Blooming!

It’s springtime in the avocado groves!   The trees started blooming weeks ago, but by now the hills are a mass of yellow blossoms!  You can hear the bees buzzing in the grove as they pollinate each tiny blossom.  The … Continue reading

California poppies

April 21, 2017
by Mimi Holtz
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Avocado Blooms and Wildflowers: Super Blooms!

I love this photo.  A brown, dead leaf that has fallen from the tree is wedged among the blossoms.   Some of the spent flowers have fallen on top of the dead leaf…as if resting in a cradle among the … Continue reading

April 8, 2014
by Mimi Holtz
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Springtime: Avocado Flowers, Hummingbirds, and Baby Avocados

  April is the month when everything happens at once in the avocado grove. Farmers  begin to harvest  the crop that has been growing for the past year on the trees.   The avocado trees are in full bloom and … Continue reading

May 16, 2012
by Mimi Holtz
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Vermont Spring Part 2: Jack in the Pulpit to Lilacs

For years after I moved from Vermont to California I didn’t feel like I deserved springtime.   In the northeast,  springtime is the reward for having survived yet another cold, icy winter.  Months of difficult driving,  canceled events and compulsory boots, … Continue reading

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